Birth stories

Readers share their stories of births in Belgium. Click here for more ...

London baby!

While this is not a 'Belgian' birth, we're delighted that Brussels-based Irish mum Jessica has shared the movie-worthy storyline of her daughter Noa's birth with us!

Una’s birth

American mum Becca had both of her children in Brussels. This is the story of the birth of her first child, her daughter Una, born in 2012.


Mums and dads share their stories about running their own business in Belgium. Click here for more ...

The mom-preneur giving parents the gift of time!

Local mum Tali Chafai tells us how her family concierge service Family Time Saver came to life!

New Little Life doula services – Allison Tolman

Allison Tolman is an American birth doula, living and working in the Mons area. Through her company New Little Life, she also...

Life after Belgium

All good things come to an end! Readers who have left Belgium reflect on life away from home. Click here for more ...

Back across the pond

American mum Becca, whose two children were born here in Brussels, shares some reflections about life in and after Belgium.

From Brussels to Dubai

Violaine Carnoy tells us about her family's move from grey Belgium to the sunny Middle-East.

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Inked at 40

Village elder, Siobhán McGonigle shares her story of getting inked for the first time at 40.

Family food – veggie chili

Here at the village headquarters, this is one meal that always goes down a treat! Even more importantly, it's easy and...

Dad's eye view

Dad’s eye view – the births of F and C

Irish-born Stephen tells us about the births of his two children, born in 2015 and 2017 in Brussels.

Guest articles

Keeping fit during pregnancy

The superwoman behind SuperMums Belgium, Beatriz Romo, shares with us some 'DOs and DON'Ts' about fitness during pregnancy.

Welcome to the magazine

"Those who tell the stories rule the world." - Hopi American Indian proverb

What is a village without storytelling! Here in our village magazine, you'll find all kinds of:

  • interviews, stories and articles related to pregnancy, birth and parenting in Belgium, including birth stories;
  • reflections from those who have moved on from Belgium;
  • inspiring stories of Belgium-based parents who run their own business / activities;
... and more!

Want to share YOUR story?
We'd love to read it, and every month, one lucky contributor will win a prize from our competition sponsor.
Find out more here about the whats, hows and whens of submitting your story!